Aboriginal peoples

Job – Instructor(s) Canadian Aboriginal Policy and Aboriginal Women in Canada, at Langara College. Needed ASAP

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CONCURRENT JOB POSTING

(As per Article 10.2.3 of the Collective Agreement)

Department/Program:              Aboriginal Studies        

Description of Position:

The Aboriginal Studies department at Langara College is looking for a part-time instructor (or instructors) to teach ABST 1104 – Canadian Aboriginal Policy and ABST 1116 – Aboriginal Women in Canada in the fall of 2018 with the possibility of additional work in the Spring of 2019 (see https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/courses/ABST). The Aboriginal Studies department offers first and second year university transfer courses. The successful candidate will also help facilitate ABST cultural seminars.

Required Qualifications:         

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field (Indigenous Studies, Women’s, Gender or International Studies is considered an asset; PhD Preferred).
  • Post-secondary teaching experience from an intersectional feminist scholarship, critical theory and community-based/participatory perspective (additional teaching experience considered an asset).
  • International and on/off reserve experience in Aboriginal community-based governance and policy analysis (additional work experience considered an asset).
  • A comprehensive understanding of the international, historical and contemporary policies affecting Aboriginal Peoples pre/post Canadian confederation including socio-economic determinants of health and the unique challenges facing Indigenous learners living on/off reserve.
  • Working knowledge of the tri-council statement policy statement involving respectful research involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada.
  • Experience designing and delivering lesson plans for intercultural classroom compositions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with faculty and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively use available class and seminar time and maintain appropriate office hours to ensure availability for student consultation.
  • Maintain collegial working relationships in a manner consistent with the 4Rs of respect, responsibility, relevance and reciprocity.
  • As appropriate, actively seek opportunities to integrate students and learning into on/off reserve organizations throughout British Columbia.
  • Be an authentic and active contributor to the Aboriginal Studies Department, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Langara Faculty Association and the College.

o            Full time                                                X             Part-Time, Fraction (25%) of Full-Time

o            Regular                                                  X             Temporary

Length of appointment:           Sept 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

Start Date:                               August, 2018

Salary Range:                          Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience

Employee Group:                    LF

Application Information:          To apply, please visit our website at http://www.langara.bc.ca and select “Employment Opportunities”

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Justin Wilson, Coordinator Aboriginal Studies Program at jwilson@langara.ca.

Deadline:                                 10 Days after postin

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Distribution: Human Resources, L.F.A., Deans’ Office

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Graduate Research Assistant Project: Research in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Due: Aug 5, 2016

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The UBC Learning Exchange (http://learningexchange.ubc.ca) is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at Master’s or PhD level for one year to provide research support to the Academic Director. 

The Learning Exchange is core to UBC’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) campus and works to engage, inspire and lead local residents, students, faculty and organizations to work and learn together.  This GRA position will focus on issues of research in the DTES.  The project provides an excellent opportunity for a graduate student to develop expertise in community-based participatory research and knowledge exchange involving people who are marginalized and live in an area that has been stigmatized. The graduate student will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Making Research Accessible initiative.

Hours: 15hrs/week    Pay: $1250 – $1350 per month.     Starting beginning of September

Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016

Apply: Submit letter of interest and résumé to Dr. Angela Towle, Academic Director (angela.towle@ubc.ca)

Further information: http://learningexchange.ubc.ca/2016/07/19/were-hiring-graduate-research-assistant/

Job – Aboriginal Infant Development Worker, Westbank First Nation. May 13, 2016

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TITLE: Aboriginal Infant Development Worker SALARY: Commensurate with experience DEPARTMENT: Early Years – Community Services TERM: Full Time Term (4 years)

POSITION SUMMARY:

*WFN BAND MEMBER PREFERRED*

The Aboriginal Infant Development Worker is a fixed-term, grant-funded position primarily responsible for providing support and services to families with children aged 0 – 6 with a focus on birth to age 3.

 

  • Interested applicants should email an application form, cover letter, and resume by Friday, May 13, 2016.Recruitment/Training & Development Coordinator Westbank First Nation
    301-515 Hwy 97 South, Kelowna, BC V1Z 3J2 Fax: (250) 769-4377
    Email: careers@wfn.ca

Full Posting: Aboriginal Infant Dev Worker

 

Jan 22-24, 2016: STAND Conference – Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

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Learn, Listen, Act: Promoting Reflexivity to Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

About the Conference

In light of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report published in June 2015 regarding the cultural genocide of First Nations peoples, STAND is looking to reorient itself toward domestic issues related to genocide in addition to our international advocacy focus. This conference will convene STAND Canada’s national leadership on the UBC campus, hosted by our UBC Chapter, for a robust dialogue on STAND’s future in relation to genocide on this land that will engage multiple stakeholders.

The objectives for this conference are open-ended as we listen through consultations, meetings, and events in an effort to understand our responsibility as a Canadian anti-genocide advocacy organization. As a result of the topic of focus, we are excited to build relationships with external allies and local Indigenous groups that may be interested in teaching us and working with us.

For more information, please view our Conference Summary.

Get Involved with the Conference

The Conference will be held from 9am – 8pm in Vancouver on January 22, 23, and from 9am – 2pm on January 24. There is no cost for attending the Conference.

We have organized two events open to the public. Please join us for the following events:

If you are interested in attending but do not have a Facebook account or you are bringing a guest, please email us or RSVP through Eventbrite to the film screening and Open Forum. We would like to ensure that our events meet room capacity numbers.

For any questions, please email us.

Early Intervention with Indigenous Families & Children in British Columbia: A critical inquiry. Presentation by Dr. Alison Gerlach. 12-1 pm, Jan 14, 2016

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CRiHHI_AGerlach-FINALEarly Intervention with Indigenous Families & Children in   British Columbia : A critical inquiry

Presentation by Alison J Gerlach, PhD, MSc (OT), Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, UBC

DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2016

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

VENUE: Room T206
UBC School of Nursing
3rd Floor of the UBC Hospital [MAP]
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC

Early childhood intervention (ECI) programs are increasingly recognized for their potential in promoting children’s health and well-being, and appear to be ideally positioned to play a vital role in fostering child health equity. Currently, there is a lack of research on ECI programs in the context of Indigenous families and children in Canada. This seminar will present the findings of a critical qualitative inquiry undertaken in partnership with the Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) of British Columbia.

Dr. Alison Gerlach is an occupational therapy-researcher who has worked for many years in partnership with Indigenous communities, organizations and colleagues on a shared agenda of promoting children’s health and wellbeing. Alison’s doctoral research is one of the few studies internationally that draws on critical theoretical perspectives and an ‘ an equity lens’ to examine how ECI can contribute towards fostering health equity for Indigenous infants and young children. The findings of this study have implications for all healthcare professionals working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous families and children who experience social disadvantages as a result of structural inequities.

NITEP Alumni and Friends Social, Nov 27, 2015

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NITEP alumni and friends are invited to gather for a reception at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver following the FNESC Conference Workshops on Friday, November 27.

NITEP FNESC Gathering 2015-2.jpgPoster (PDF): NITEP FNESC Gathering 2015